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Flamingo Land chosen for Lomond scheme

Theme park operator Flamingo Land has been chosen as developer for a £30 million holiday resort in Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

Scottish Enterprise has selected the company for the 20 hectare site at West Riverside in Balloch.

Proposals include lodges, a boutique hotel, a hostel and glamping pods, as well as a range of family-based attractions and restaurants.

Derek McCrindle, director of growth at Scottish Enterprise, said: “West Riverside in Balloch has the potential to generate even more long term economic benefits for Scotland not only through job creation but by securing the National Park as a key international tourism destination.

“Over the next year the company will undertake a comprehensive range of site investigations and bring forward outline plans for consultation with the local community.”

The company is expected to submit a formal planning application.

Gordon Gibb, chief executive of Flamingo Land, added: “We are excited by the prospect of creating a resort in the National Park that recognises the importance and sensitivity of the site.

“We see huge potential on the West Riverside and view this as a fantastic opportunity to create a family oriented attraction that supports the sustainable tourism objectives of the National Park.

“We look forward to working with Scottish Enterprise, the National Park Authority and the local community of Balloch as we work up our detailed proposals for the site.”

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